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59 Observations on Success

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015 @ 4:49 PM EST
Nov 25 2015

Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.
-Joseph Heller

Success and failure are equally disastrous.
-Tennessee Williams

Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
-Andrew Grove

Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them.
-James Cash Penney

Success didn't spoil me; I've always been insufferable.
-Fran Lebowitz

Success has killed more men than bullets.
-Mary Louis Cecelia Texas Guinan

Success has many parents, and even more lawyers.
-Chuck Lorre

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
-Sloan Wilson

Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.
-Arnold Palmer

Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
-Danny Thomas

Success in life means not becoming like your parents.
-Louise Bowie

Success is a great deodorant.
-Elizabeth Taylor

Success is a journey, not a destination, so stop running.
-Larry Kersten, PhD

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
-Bill Gates

Success is a poison that should only be taken late in life and then only in small doses.
-Anthony Trollope

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
-Dr. Joyce Brothers

Success is as ice cold and as lonely as the North Pole.
-Vicky Baum

Success is brought by continued labor and continued watchfulness. We must struggle on, not for one moment hesitate, nor take one backward step.
-William Jennings Bryan

Success is full of promise till men get it; and then it is last year's nest from which the bird has flown.
-Henry Ward Beecher

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
-Dale Carnegie

Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world except money.
-Johnny Cash

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
-George S. Patton, Jr.

Success is knowing the difference between cornering people and getting them in your corner.
-Bill Copeland

Success is like dealing with your kid or teaching your wife to drive. Sooner or later you'll end up in the police station.
-Fred Allen

Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.
-Kevin Spacey

Success is like Halley's Comet, you know. Every now and then it just comes around.
-H. Ross Perot

Success is like toilet paper. It only seems important if you don't have it.
-Richard Jeni

Success is made up of courage, brains and luck. Since the first two are a function of the third, it's pretty much all luck.
-Richard Jeni

Success is man's god.

Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.
-Graham Greene

Success is never so interesting as struggle.
-Willa Cather

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
-Winston Churchill

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
-Coco Chanel

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
-Al Bernstein

Success is peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction and knowing you've made the effort, do the best of what you're capable.
-John Wooden

Success is relative; it is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
-T.S. Eliot

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.
-Arnold H. Glasow

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
-Earl Wilson

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
-Winston Churchill

Success is the brand on the brow of the man who aimed too low.
-John Masefield

Success is the child of audacity.
-Benjamin Disraeli

Success is the happy feeling you get between the time you do something and the time you tell a woman what you did.
-Scott Adams

Success is the most convincing talker in the world.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that is comes early.
-Anthony Trollope

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
-Earl Nightingale

Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.
-Adolf Hitler

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
-Booker T. Washington

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
-Arnold H. Glasow

Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism.
-Walter Lippmann

Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
-Marilyn Monroe

Success only hurts the first time.
-Randy K. Milholland

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
-William Feather

Success sometimes may be defined as a disaster put on hold.
-Nadine Gordimer

Success teaches us nothing; only failure teaches.
-Hyman Rickover

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each one.
-Barbra Streisand

Success will always be measured by the extent to which we serve the buying public.
-James Cash Penney

Success will ruin your life.
-Tom Clancy

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
-Joe Paterno

Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


(Novembe 26 is also the birthday of Eric Sevareid, Charles Schulz, and Eugene Ionesco. )

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